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February 2019

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company/Lunar New Year Celebration

02.05.2019 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$10
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WCU Campus Activities present Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at the Bardo Arts Center Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. Elegant and captivating, the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles. Artistic Director and Choreographer Lily Cai, a former principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House, draws on her cultural heritage to create visually-stunning dance, performed by her all-female professional troupe. The performance moves from the ancient…

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April 2019

West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

04.20.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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May 2019

Hook, Line & Drinker Festival

05.18.2019 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

The third annual Hook, Line & Drinker Festival will be held at the Bridge Park in Sylva, N.C. This "Top 20 Event in the Southeast" is organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and celebrates being the home of the N.C. Trout Capital and the WNC Fly Fishing Trail. The festival features fly fishing guides and vendors; craft breweries; music by two of the region's most popular bands; food trucks; and children's activities.

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June 2019

West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

06.08.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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July 2019

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07.13.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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Joy Garden Tour

07.17.201907.21.2019
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The Joy Garden Tour is a biannual event to raise financial support for The Village Green. The tour inspires gardeners of every level of experience and enthusiasm. The Joy Garden Tour features a guest speaker event, a special patron party and garden shops with 35 vendors offering plants, garden-related merchandise, unique gifts, antiques and more. The highlight is a day spent touring select and stunning private gardens in the Cashiers area. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list or…

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Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

07.19.2019 @ 8:00 am07.21.2019 @ 4:00 pm
Blue Ridge School, 95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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$10

The Cashiers Benefit Antique Show offers 60 exhibitors from the U.S. and Great Britain. The show is designed to be all-inclusive, offering antiques for the novice as well as the advanced collector and the visitor who is looking for that special gift or items to embellish the home. Items featured include fine silver and silver plate, jewelry, porcelain, cut and art glass, French, English and American furniture – formal and country, black forest, cabin, and lodge furnishings. Other antiques include…

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07.27.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
+ Google Map

Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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August 2019

West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

08.10.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
+ Google Map

Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

08.20.2019 @ 10:00 am12.06.2019 @ 4:00 pm
WCU Fine Art Museum, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Free
Resounding Change Sonic Art and the Environment

Featuring contemporary artists who explore environmental issues through sound. The works in the exhibition, which range from a large-scale video installation to more intimate encounters with sound, ask questions about listening, ecology, empathy, climate change, and more. A visiting artist event with Raven Chacon, including a reception and gallery talk, will be hosted on Thursday, September 5 from 5-7 p.m. Above: Alexa Hatanaka, Patrick Thompson, Raven Chacon, Danny Osbourne, Sarah McNair-Landry, Eric McNair-Landry, and Erik Boomer, Gauge, 2013-2015, three-channel sound…

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Chakaia Booker: Auspicious Behavior

08.20.2019 @ 10:00 am10.25.2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Reception and gallery talk with Chakia Booker
WCU Fine Art Museum, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Free
Chakaia Booker

Experience a series of dynamic prints and Booker's signature sculptures made from repurposed tires. Her work addresses African-American identity, racial and economic inequality, and environmental concerns. A visiting artist event with Chakaia Booker will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5-7p.m. with a reception and gallery talk, following will be a presentation from Booker in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall from 7-8p.m. Above: Chakaia Booker, Splitting Moment, 2007, Recycled Tires, 45 x 26 x 15 inches.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

08.24.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
+ Google Map

Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment…

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September 2019

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Tour de Cashiers

09.07.2019
Cashiers / Glenville Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Rd
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Join us for the annual Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience across scenic mountain byways of western North Carolina. This popular pedaling event attracts participants from the southeast, many returning every year for the traditional ride, and bragging rights for completing one of the most challenging rides in the nation. Runners can also participate in a 5K race the same morning. The mountainous route features stunning scenery and challenging ascents with total elevation gains of up to 10,500 feet for…

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Music on the Porch: A Celebration of Samantha Bumgarner

09.14.2019 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Appalachian Women’s Museum, 100 W. Hometown Place
Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States
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$10
Aunt Samantha Bumgarner

Join us at the Appalachian Women’s Museum in Dillsboro, North Carolina on Saturday, September 14th from Noon – 5pm for Music on the Porch: A Celebration of Samantha Bumgarner. The event will feature museum tours, multiple bands performing live on the beautiful wrap-around porch of the old Monteith Homestead (now the Appalachian Women’s Museum). We’ll be honoring the memory and music of Jackson County resident Samantha Bumgarner. In 1924 she became the first woman to record country music for a…

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Hiplet Ballerinas

09.17.2019 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$15

Experience a multicultural dance event at WCU's Bardo Arts Center with the Hiplet Ballerinas. This must-see show fuses classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the group that is redefining Ballet at this electric show.

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JCGS Cruise-In Car Show

09.29.2019 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm
NC United States
Free
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The Jackson County Genealogical Society’s annual Cruise-In, set for Sunday, September 29 in Sylva, will include classic cars (1988 and older), current-day muscle cars and “rat rods” (custom creations designed to express the builder’s take on a retro junk vehicle), as well as music and food. Registration fees, T-shirt donations, food and beverage sales, and a 50-50 raffle raise money to help cover JCGS operating costs. Cars will be displayed from 2 until 4 p.m., when they depart for the…

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October 2019

Chakaia Booker: Auspicious Behavior

10.10.2019 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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Reception and gallery talk with Chakia Booker
WCU Fine Art Museum, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Free
Chakaia Booker

Experience a series of dynamic prints and Booker's signature sculptures made from repurposed tires. Her work addresses African-American identity, racial and economic inequality, and environmental concerns. A visiting artist event with Chakaia Booker will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5-7p.m. with a reception and gallery talk, following will be a presentation from Booker in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall from 7-8p.m. Above: Chakaia Booker, Splitting Moment, 2007, Recycled Tires, 45 x 26 x 15 inches.

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Girls Night Out

10.11.2019 @ 4:30 pm8:30 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
Free

Girls of all ages will enjoy an evening of shopping, dining, door-prizes, drawings and special discounts at the Main Street Sylva Association's Girls Night Out. This special downtown experience offers exclusive after-hour store specials and discounts along with complimentary snacks and beverages. For more information, click here.

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Spirit of the Smokies Car Show

10.12.2019 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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The 21st annual Spirit of the Smokies Car Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Front Street in Dillsboro. The show is sponsored by the Sylva Rotary Club with the Smoky Mountain Cruisers and all proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations. Last year’s event had more than 100 participants, with vehicles coming from Western North Carolina, North Georgia, and East Tennessee. Categories include: Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Special Interest Vehicles, Modified Street Machines, Trucks,…

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ETHEL + Robert Mirabal: The River

10.24.2019 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$15
Ethel + Robert Mirabal

ETHEL, acclaimed adventurous string quartet + Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. Their piece, “The River”, immerses the audiences in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

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November 2019

An Evening With David Sedaris

11.19.2019 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$25
David Sedaris

New York Times best-selling author and celebrated NPR correspondent, David Sedaris, comes to the WCU Bardo Arts Center stage! With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The evening includes live readings of new material, Q&A, and pre/post-show book signing!

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Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

11.29.2019 @ 10:00 am11.30.2019 @ 5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$5.00
Event - Hard Candy Christmas

Over a hundred regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. This is a two-day show over Nov. 29 and 30, 2019. The show has everything from quilters to soap makers, basket makers, leather craftsmen, master jewelers and more. Started in 1987, the event has grown every year and now takes place at Western Carolina University's Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Children under 12 free & free parking.

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December 2019

Sylva Christmas Parade

12.01.2019 @ 3:00 pm3:45 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Event - Sylva Christmas Parade

Downtown Sylva's annual Christmas parade draws hundreds to Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. This year's theme is "Christmas Past & Present," featuring 50+ floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The start time is 3 p.m., and the parade  lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For more information please call 828-586-2719 or click here.

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A Christmas Carol

12.03.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$15
A Christmas Carol

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge, by award-winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H. Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday…

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Holidays at the UC

12.04.2019 @ 4:00 pm12.05.2019 @ 8:00 pm
AK Hinds University Center, 254 Memorial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28789 United States
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$1 – $15
Holidays at the UC

Experience the magic of the Holiday season at the annual Holidays at the UC. This family-friendly festive event will be Wednesday, Dec. 4th and Thursday, Dec. 5th. The whole family is invited for an evening of holiday activities! The festivities will take place at the AK Hinds University Center at 254 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Activities starting at $1 such as a photo with Santa and Holiday Mini Golf. You can also Build-A-Buddy for…

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February 2020

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Outhouse Races

February 15 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Join us for the exciting Outhouse Races, taking place on February 15, 2020 at 3pm in Sapphire. Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won't find Outhouse Races on Snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been…

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